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Rolling Stone Story of Gang Rape at UVA Brings Out the Worst in Leftist Media

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00am

Rolling Stone Magazine’s explosive story about a gang rape at UVA had some holes in it to begin with but more sloppy and accusatory reporting from leftist media has made the situation worse.

Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist recently wrote.

Leftist Media Show How Not To Defend Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

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Obama’s Teacher-Training Proposal Stirs Debate

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Caroline Porter of The Wall Street Journal reports on the Obama administration’s proposed new rules for teacher training programs that would tie federal aid to metrics — including how well their graduates perform in the job market.

Shockingly, many teachers are not happy about this development.

Job placement and the performance of students...

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Student Drinking is Serious Business at the University of Georgia

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00pm

According to a new column for the Chronicle of Higher Education by Karin Fischer and Eric Hoover, there is a whole lot of drinking going on at the University of Georgia.

A River of Booze

The supplies are rolling in. At 1 p.m. on a Thursday, three delivery trucks line College Avenue. Around...

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New Jersey Considers ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sexual Assault Policy

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 3:30pm

A story that shows that California leads the way, once again, in the production of questionable legislation and policies.

New Jersey may be the next state to adopt the “Yes Means Yes” sexual assault policy amid national attention being paid to how colleges adjudicate the crime.

According to the Associated Press, the policy...

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Prager University Launches Series on the Ten Commandments

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

Prager University just released videos for all of the Ten Commandments which you can see at the link below but let’s get started with the introductory video featuring Dennis Prager.

Here’s more information:

Still the Best Moral Code

Humanity has everything it needs to create a good world. We’ve had it for 3,000 years....

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Anger about U. Minnesota’s ‘Galactic Fiesta’ really a ploy for ethnic studies funding

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:30pm

We report that the University of Minnesota  apologized for a “Galactic Fiesta” bowling party that offended the usual suspects.

And, as with much else in life, the reason for that anger can be traced back….simply by following the money.

The University of Minnesota wasn’t responding to any campus outcry when it...

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Writer Wonders if Cops Who Went to College Are Safer

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:00am

Keli Goff of the Daily Beast is asking the questions that no one else is asking. Really, no one.

Are College Educated Police Safer?

When a photo emerged of white Police Sergeant Bret Barnum hugging 12 year-old Devonte Hart, who is black, during a Ferguson inspired protest, it immediately went viral. The reason?...

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Study Finds Further Decline of Jobs in English and Foreign Languages

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:30am

“That’s surprising!” said absolutely no one.

Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed has the story:

Another decline in jobs in English and foreign languages

The 2013-14 academic year saw a decline in faculty openings in English and foreign languages, according to an analysis released by the Modern Language Association. The drop was 8.4 percent...

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Occidental College Students Got Credits Working for Democrats in the Midterms

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:00am

Every single candidate they worked for lost. The program is called Campaign Semester and students got credits for it.

Jason Song of the LA Times reported.

Occidental students confront a reality of political campaigns: defeat

The midterm elections were over. The 11 campaign workers from Occidental College returned to class. But first, they heard...

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U. Chicago Reports Race-Based Facebook Threat was a Hoax

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

The University of Chicago has become the latest institution to discover that a race-based incident was actually a hoax.

As the University of Chicago reels from a controversy over racist Halloween costumes and cultural sensitivity on campus, new information has come to light, fur...

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Member of Student Government at U. Minnesota Compares Pro-Israel Group to KKK

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Incorrect and offensive on so many levels.

Ron Feingold of Campus Reform reported.

Student gov’t rep compares pro-Israel group to KKK

The University of Minnesota’s graduate student representative to the Board of Regents compared Students Supporting Israel (SSI) to the Ku Klux Klan in a series of emails obtained by Campus Reform.

Damien Carriere labeled...

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Colorado High School Students Not Allowed to Pray During Free Time

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 3:30pm

According to Assistant Principal James Lucas of Pine Creek High School in Colorado, “separation of church and state” prohibits students from meeting and praying during their free time.

Mairead McArdle at TheCollege Fix has the story:

Colorado school lets students text but not pray during free time, lawsuit says

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Georgia Southern University Prof Being Investigated for Teaching Creationism

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 2:00pm

In academia, I’m pretty sure this counts as heresy.

Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed reported.

Extra-Credit Creationism?

Lecturing for a week about how “evolution could not have happened.” Offering extra credit for students to watch the film “God’s Not Dead.” Showing religious bias in exam questions. Student reviews saying he’ll try to...

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San Diego State Offers Course Teaching History and Culture Through Star Trek

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12:30pm

Finally, a course on science fiction that makes itself relevant to the real world.

Dave Huber at The College Fix interviews Professor John Putnam from San Diego State University:

Learning history and culture via Star Trek

Meet Professor John Putman — he teaches “

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University’s Non-Muslim Chaplains Resign Over Special Treatment of Muslims

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:00am

Western is giving Muslims privileges other faiths won’t enjoy. Where are all the leftist champions of fairness?

Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Mag reports.

Non-Muslim University Chaplains Resign Over Special Treatment for Muslims

I’m surprised it took this long to happen. Muslims have been demanding and getting privileged treatment at the expense of other religions...

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Florida State President Shoots Down Concealed Carry on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:30am

It seems like just yesterday that liberal elites were complaining about the appointment of a Republican as President of Florida State University.

Given his actions related to student Second Amendment rights that recently had dramatic consequences, their concerns were baseless.

As news reports announced 31-year-old Florida State University alumnus Myron May drew a...

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University of Washington Union Concerned About ‘Microaggressions’ and ‘Bathroom Equity’

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Posted by    Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:00am

After all, you have to have priorities.

Greg Piper of the College Fix reported.

University union demands plan to tackle ‘microaggressions’ and ‘bathroom equity’

University of Washington academic student employees – teaching assistants, research assistants and the like – recently formulated their “initial bargaining demands” for union negotiations with the school and are putting them...

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Student identifies the true victims of the Ferguson Riots

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

The College Conservative’s Chelsea Gruenwald takes a look at the news surrounding the Ferguson riots, and identifies the real victims of this disturbance.

Violent protests erupted throughout the St Louis area Monday night, following the news that a grand jury did not indict the police officer involved in a well-known case from...

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Oberlin President Addresses Censorship Trends on Campus

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:30pm

It’s amazing to me that college students would need to have the basics of free speech explained to them.

Sarah McLaughlin of The FIRE reported.

Oberlin President Discusses Dissent and Censorship Trends on Campus

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Petition Started to Rescind Bill Cosby’s Yale Honorary Degree

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:00pm

While the rape and sexual assault charges against famed comedian Bill Cosby are troubling, it is also true that he has not been convicted.

Despite this fact, there is a petition being launched to rescind his honorary degree from Yale University.

However, given the current campus approach of guilty-until-proven-innocent, such an action should...

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White UCLA Student Lectures Black Cop About Racism

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:30pm

This story is a window into the minds of progressives.

Joel B. Pollak of Breitbart reported.

Video: White Ferguson Protester Lectures Black Cop on Racism

On Tuesday evening, in the midst of the Ferguson protest outside the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), a group of protestors confronted a black police officer and challenged him....

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Starting 2015, University of Missouri Health Care Will Refuse to Hire Smokers

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Posted by    Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 11:00am

To be fair, it does make sense, and it’s their right to do so as an employer.

Amanda LaBrot of KOMU 8 reports:

MU Health Care won’t hire smokers starting in 2015

MU Health Care announced it won’t hire smokers starting on Jan.1, 2015.

The new nicotine-free hiring policy exempts current employees, but all new...

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